Geothermal Thermoelectric Generation (G-TEG) with Integrated Temperature Driven Membrane Distillation and Novel Manganese Oxide for Lithium Extraction Final Report
This project aims to develop an innovative Geothermal ThermoElectric Generation (G-TEG) system specially designed to both generate electricity and extract high-value lithium (Li) from low-temperature geothermal brines. The process combined five modular technologies including silica removal, nanofiltration (NF), membrane distillation (MD), Mn-oxide sorbent for Li recovery, and TEG. This project provides a proof of concept for each of these technologies.
This is the final report from the project. It includes corrections and the final data. The final report supersedes all previous submissions.
DOE Project Number: EE0006746
DOE Project Lead: Tim Reinhardt
Submitted Mar 25, 2018
Southern Research Institute